Disheartened of getting fired? Never be. It can be a sign that you are destined not to work for others and it is high time you should pursue your passion. You are going to be a winner so start thinking and looking like one. All you need to do is take some time off and listen to yourself. Think about these most successful people who would have continued their jobs if they had never been fired. You might be the next! Getting fired isn’t the end of the world; it can be the beginning of a brand new life.
One night in 1867, while Edison was busy experimenting with a lead-acid battery, he was preoccupied and accidently spilled sulfuric acid onto the floor. He was fired the next morning. Today he is known as the most famous American scientist and prolific inventors of all time.
Radio legend Howard Stern, famous as “shock jock” for being too straight-forward and blunt, was fired from NBC. Today, apart from being a famous radio host, he is a successful television host, author, actor, and photographer, earning over $US70 million a year.
While working at the Kansas City Star Newspaper, Walt Disney was accused of lacking imagination, creative ideas and sincerity by his boss and was fired immediately. Today, we remember him to be the most creative, imaginative, and talented cartoonist in the world.
JK Rowling was a secretary for the London office of Amnesty International, but she was passionate about writing and dreamed of becoming a writer. She was fired when her boss saw a daydreamed story and teenage wizard named Harry Potter in her computer. Today, she is the multi-billionaire author of the most successful book series of all time.
Vogue Editor Anna Wintour began her career as a junior fashion editor at Harper’s Bazaar in New York. From the very beginning she was creative and created her own impression for her original shoots. Her boss was pessimistic about her try and fired her. Today, she is the most innovative and widely praised and acclaimed fashion editor in the world. She says from her own experience, “I recommend that you all get fired.”
Madonna, a fame seeking stylish cheek, had a rough start and got fired for many times from her fast food and waitressing jobs before finally getting introduced to the city’s punk rock music scene in 1979. Today, she is known as the world’s top-selling female recording artist of all time by the Guinness World Records.
Mark Cuban, founder of MicroSolutions, started his career as a salesman at a computer store. One day he was late in opening the shop because of his important meeting with one client and he got fired for his being late. It was the last time he ever worked for anybody. He pursued his own passion of creating and cultivating business opportunity and started his own company MicroSolutions which has made over $2.4 billion.
Jerry Seinfeld, an American stand-up comedian, actor, film producer, who is widely known for his playing a semi-fictional version of himself in the sitcom Seinfeld, had a considerably small role on the sitcom Benson and was finally fired after three episodes. He was accused of lacking talent and humiliated.